Monday December 22, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
13o C
8o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Two migrants dead, 22 missing off Samos

Coast guard officers on the eastern Aegean island of Samos help one of the migrants rescued from sea at the port.

Two migrants were found dead and 11 rescued late on Thursday after the boat they were sailing in from Turkey sank off Samos in the eastern Aegea. Another 22 were thought to be missing.

Merchant Marine Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis expressed “deep regret” at the loss of the immigrants’ lives as coast guard patrol boats and Super Puma helicopters continued searching the sea for survivors.

The rescued irregular migrants told coast guard officers that another 22 people apart from the two who drowned had been with them in the rubber dinghy that sank.

“The frequent rescues and loss of life at sea confirms the fears that have been expressed by the Merchant Marine Ministry within Greece and abroad regarding the increase in such incidents, which make it urgent that immigration policy within Europe be reviewed,” said Varvitsiotis.

The dinghy sank some 10 nautical miles off Samos at around lunchtime.

Also on Thursday, police arrested three Greeks and three foreigners in Athens and Dilesi, north of the capital, on suspicion of being part of a human-trafficking ring. The suspects are alleged to have smuggled migrants from Greece to Italy by boat.

However, the gang is also alleged to have kidnapped two Pakistani migrants to extort money from their relatives. It is believed that one of the migrants died as a result of the injuries he suffered when he was kidnapped.

Apart from human trafficking, the suspects also face charges of kidnapping, robbery, fatal bodily harm and illegal possession of firearms.

ekathimerini.com , Friday Jul 11, 2014 (20:54)  
Police collar fraudsters who conned money out of jobless
Bill aims to close down landfills, curb EU fines
Inspector finds serious problems in doctors´ fund management
Shops in Greek cities to close on holidays but not eves
Alpha Bank Cyprus to absorb local Emporiki
The governing board of Alpha Bank Cyprus agreed on Monday to the acquisition of Emporiki Cyprus, the subsidiary of Greece’s Emporiki Bank which has been absorbed by the Alpha Group. Alpha Ba...
Greece’s 10-year bond yield drops 13 bps to 8.30 pct
Greece’s five-year bonds rose on Monday after a poll on Sunday showed that the lead of the anti-austerity SYRIZA party had narrowed before the second round of a presidential vote on Tuesday....
Inside Business
SOCCER
Special day for Abidal, lucky one for PAOK
PAOK scraped through its Livadia challenge beating Levadiakos to remain on top of the Super League for Christmas, one point ahead of Olympiakos that enjoyed a great game at Kalloni and offer...
BASKETBALL
Explosive Barca unfazed by Panathinaikos, bomb scare
Panathinaikos lost 80-67 at home to Barcelona on Friday in a rather meaningless game at the end of the first group stage of the Euroleague, but the encounter will be remembered for the bomb ...
Inside Sports
INTERVIEW
Klaus Regling stresses debt sustainability through commitment to reforms
BRUSSELS – The man who is responsible for the loans to Greece as managing director of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM/EFSF), Klaus Regling, is the only high-ranking European official w...
INTERVIEW
‘Crisis of confidence will come back again and again,’ says Thomas Piketty
He’s treated like a rock star wherever he goes to lecture. His book “Capital in the 21st Century,” a study on income and wealth inequality from the 18th century to the present, recently tran...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Police collar fraudsters who conned money out of jobless
2. Bill aims to close down landfills, curb EU fines
3. Alpha Bank Cyprus to absorb local Emporiki
4. Greece’s 10-year bond yield drops 13 bps to 8.30 pct
5. Traders stay focused on Tuesday’s vote
6. Inspector finds serious problems in doctors´ fund management
more news
Today
This Week
1. Prosecutor gathers depositions in Independent Greeks 'bribe' probe
2. Euro shaky on ECB and Greece, dollar keeps edge
3. Government accuses SYRIZA and Independent Greeks of 'clear alliance'
4. Greek parliament vote in balance after Samaras election offer
5. Draghi starts squaring QE circle in month of persuasion for ECB
6. Klaus Regling stresses debt sustainability through commitment to reforms
Today
This Week
1. Samaras summons bond vigilantes with euro exit talk
2. High stakes
3. Europe's drama in Greece needs final act to avoid tragedy
4. A friendly yet firm message from Pierre Moscovici
5. On the edge but not gutless
6. Ship with 200 migrants off Pylos towed to Italy after passengers refuse to stop in Greece
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.